From Jamie's Philippines Pics

We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Friday, August 29, 2008

1st Week Over!

Our passports with one year work visas are in! We can now go to Hong Kong, and the ferry leaves out tomorrow at 7:45 am. We'll be on it. For about $20 each, it takes us to Central, appropriately named for the heart of Hong Kong. We are not exactly sure what we are doing yet, but I will burn the camera up taking pictures and will have them for you when we return. We are hanging out right now at a middle school social and have the slingbox set up on Jamie's LCD projector in her room. It looks pretty good. We'll come here Sunday morning early (6:00ish) and begin watching the evening games. Jamie will stay up on Saturday night when Georgia plays at 12:30 am. We might be able to order it on pay per view, but we are not sure. Having trouble with the DVR, so I'm not sure how the UT game will work out for Monday. How dare them play on Monday and not consult me. Don't they know I'll be teaching school Tuesday morning?!

Our first week with the students came to a close this week. I am still really happy about teaching here, and I think Jamie is slowly warming up the the younger kids. They are just so well behaved, which is refreshing. The rowdiest student is one which literally may be working on another assignment or reading silently rather than working on your assignment. All you have to do is begin to walk over to their desk and they will immediately get back on task.

I think we are going out tonight with some other co-workers to play some pool and hang out. Early morning for us, so it won't be too late of a night. Hong Kong, here we come!!! I've waited 8 months for this.

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